Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Breaks Ground at New Club in Rockwood
The new Club will be located in the center of the Rockwood neighborhood at the corner of southeast 165th and Stark Street. Open School East is building on the site and will be complete this summer. Open School will share the Club’s gym and kitchen facilities. New Avenues for Youth will lease space in the Club. The ultimate vision will include a campus of youth services to provide a unique collaboration of much needed wrap-around services for kids and families’ ages zero to adult.
“This campus of services, including Friends of the Children just blocks away, will provide a valuable continuum of coordinated services so no child falls through the cracks,” said Erin Hubert, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro.
BGCP’s Catalyst Campaign for Rockwood is an $11.6 million effort created with three intentional priorities to include $9.4m to construct the new Club facility, $1m to endow a maintenance reserve that will ensure the facility will continue to function optimally for years to come, and an additional $1.2m for operations, which is equal to three years of operational capacity for new the Club. Early supporters of the campaign include the State of Oregon, the Bill & Ann Swindells Charitable Trust, Precision Castparts, Nike, The Epping Family Foundation, The Johnson Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, Fred Meyer, The Standard, and the Comcast Foundation.
If you’d like to support the project or learn more, please visit our Catalyst Campaign site.